On the verge of an offer?

Alabama offered a quartet of class of 2015 players at their initial camp this week, but it has yet to pull the trigger on any rising seniors. With plenty of tape to be watched, who may be closest to earning a coveted offer from the national champs?


Jackson (Ala.) High quarterback Matthew Jordan has offers from all over the country for various positions, and Alabama is one school that has mentioned courting him as an athlete or even at wide receive or H-back in the past.

While he did lineup outside to snag a few passes, Jordan's primary role at camp Monday was to throw for the coaching staff.

"It went great," he said. "There were only three of us QBs that Coach [Nick] Saban watched throw. And Coach Nuss said he and Coach Saban were going to sit down and talk about me and give me a call later on."

The other two elite signal-callers in Tuscaloosa Monday in the same group as Jordan were four-stars David Cornwell and Tyler Harris.

"I think I did just as good, if not better," said the dual-threat.

The Tide has already offered Jackson standout linebacker Gavin Bryant, who has the champs atop his early list, so getting on board along with him would be a major deal for the QB.

"An offer would mean a lot," said Jordan, who admitted he grew up an Auburn fan. "It means that Gavin and I could have the chance to play together.

"We're best friends. We support each other and push each other."


Hialeah (Fla.) offensive lineman A'lique Terry was one of a few prospects at camp that both currently plays as and projects as a pure center.

The rising senior seems to have put in major work in front of the coaches and an offer is possible.

"It's great, I love it here," he said of Tuscaloosa. "Everything is what I expected and more. Camp is even better..."

The 6-foot-2, 280 pounder already holds over a dozen offers, but the SEC has not come calling just yet.

"All the coaches around camp know my name and I've been dominating 1-on-1s," he added. "They've been filming everything I do, so things are looking good."

Terry reports that he spoke to Mario Cristobal throughout his four days at camp. The coach was at Hialeah High to see him this spring.

"They like me, that's the whole reason I came up," he said. "They came to see me in the spring and invited me to come up to camp.

"Cristobal loves everything I'm doing. He said to call him as soon as I get home and we'll talk within the next week while they're doing evaluations."

Will Brown BE OFFERED ON O or D?

"Alabama was great!" said Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Academy ATH Torrence Brown, who worked out as both a linebacker and tight end while on campus.

"Coach [Doug] Nussmeier told me I did great at camp, but they want to see me perform in pads during the season before they offer me," he added.

Brown is a talented player on either side of the ball, already sporting double-digit offers with a 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame.

"I'm not sure which side they liked better," he said with a laugh. "I think I performed better at tight end.

"I caught just about every ball thrown to me."


Charles Standberry has been as hot as it gets on the recruiting trail. The Montgomery (Ala.) Carver wide receiver has picked up a pair of SEC offers over the last few weeks in Mississippi State and Ole Miss, and he's looking for more.

The 6-foot-4, 208-pounder reports having done very well at Alabama, his first camp of the summer.

Standberry is one of the state's top emergers.

"It went pretty good, all the coaches like me," he said. "I did a good job at the camp."

Kirby Smart recruits the area and helped to land Standberry's teammate Shaun Hamilton in the spring.

"I talked with Coach Smart, and he was telling me all the coaches watched my film and liked it," he said. "They like my route-running during 7-on-7 and 1-on-1s.

"I don't know what the next step is, but I hope they offer."

Teammates Jon Michael Edwards and Draequon Murphy also participated at camp, along with Hamilton.

"We all did good, you know we feed off each other," said Standberry. "If one is doing good, the other ones try to make sure they do good. We are a special group of players.

"We're always pushing each other to be great."

Other prospects caught the talented wideout's attention, too.

"I really think it was a good camp, there was a lot of competition out there," he added. "I got a chance to showcase my talents and I think I did very well at the camp. It was very up tempo and a lot of fun competing with other prospects."

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